Walk in the historic city centre of Bayeux in Normandy


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The town of Bayeux, home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry has a beautifully preserved medieval centre, and a magnificent cathedral dating from the 11th century.

The walk starts at Places aux Pommes, where we parked our car – and which is pretty near the city centre. The first part of the walk takes you to a pitoresque watermill located at the Rue Saint-Jean. Along this road you can find some timber framed buildings. We follow this road until the crossing with Rue Franche where we turn left. On the Rue de la Jurisdiction we come accross another watermill. The walks takes us further to Place Charles De Gaulle, a green park featuring a collon from World War II.

Not to be missed are the cathedral Notre Damme and the famous Bayeux Tapestry. The church is in Norman Gothic style and mostly dates from the 13th century. (the crypt dates back to the 11th century). The Bayeux Tapestry used to be there, but is now in located in its own Bayeux Tapestry museum. The tapestry is 70m long (!) and tells the story of the Norman invasion of England in 1066. It's displayed in a long room with dimmed lighting and is absolutely a must see when you're visiting Bayeux.

For lunch we ate at Hotel Restaurant Reine Mathilde, which featured a very relaxing outdoor terrace and good food. From there the walk takes you back to the starting point.

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